SDSU Offers H1N1 Vaccine

Latino's more at risk countywide.

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    Nearly half of the people who have died of swine flu in San Diego County were Latinos. That's according to the County Health Department which reports that it's not ethnicity putting Latinos at risk, but other health and social factors. 

    Latinos make up a quarter of the county's three million residents but account for 15 of the 33 deaths attributed to the H1N1 virus.

    Swine flu shots will be given again tomorrow at San Diego State University.  The school sent an e-mail to students informing them vaccines would be available starting Monday to people in high risk groups. That group includes pregnant women, people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma, health care workers and nursing students. 

    "We did leave out healthy people 24 and under for today's vaccination because we just didn't know what the demand was going to  be.  We will be opening it up to that group starting on Monday," said Dr. Greg Lichtenstein with SDSU's Health Services.

    The University had ordered 15,000 doses and received about third of that. The shots are being given outside the student health services building.